Whether you are seeking volunteer opportunities, trying to land a job or just beginning your career exploration, we're here for you.

Although we have been going through some difficult times, employers are continuing to hire, and many will be hiring students. 

We have collected some resources to help you make informed decisions about your career, further education and employment next steps. 

Take action to make it happen!

How we can support you

Here are some of our free, curated services at SFU: 

SFU’s Career Educators and Career Peers are available to see students in person, over zoom or by phone. To book an appointment call 778.782.3106. Services are also available to new grads for up to one year after graduation. 

Topics: Career Exploration, Resumes, Cover Letters, Mock Interviews, LinkedIn and Online Resumes, Interview Tips, Networking and Work Search Strategy.

Job Search Success is a five-week online professional development program. Update your résumé and cover letter, and enhance your personal and professional communication skills with help from a career education facilitator. This is a great course to prepare for your next opportunity and get professional feedback on your work search materials. Sign-up is on My Experience. Spring 2022 dates: January 10 - February 10 and February 27 - March 31.

Do you have a passion and desire to make positive social and environmental change? This online co-curricular program will support you through exploring and taking action in your academic journey, post-SFU career or in the middle of your degree and questioning your direction. For more information on the program, click here.

ADaPT is a skills development and work placement program that will prepare SFU graduating students and alumni for a changing world of work and meaningful careers with 70+ hours of no-cost training on in-demand skills. For more information on the program and how to register, click here.

Deadline to register for ADaPT February Training: January 15th, 2023.

A downloadable guide to explore remote, freelance and contract opportunities you can do from home, or anywhere! Download here.

Record an interview online, and review it, or send it to one of us at SFU Career and Volunteer Services for professional feedback. Perfect your pitch to employers, and gain confidence for your next job interview. Create an account and get started.

The LinkedIn Guys online course will help build a profile you love, start networking with alumni and other leads, and learn how to use the site with ease. It may even lead to landing a great job! Enroll here.

Free for SFU students, LinkedIn Learning is a place where you can build your skills on all kinds of work and career-related topics. Sign up with your SFU email address and access courses. You’ll even receive a certificate of completion.

Resources for Equity-deserving groups

Employment resources curated for Indigenous students, People of Colour, members of the LGBTQ2s+ community, people with disabilities and international students to support you in your career journey.

Indigenous Students

People of Colour

People with Disabilities

LGBTQ2s+

International Students

Funding and Employment programs 

There are opportunities for funding, and employment programs you can access as a student or recent grad to create work, gain practical experience, and make a living. 

Here are a few to know about: 

This Federally funded program helps companies hire young Canadians (not just students) 15-30 years old for summer work experiences between April 24 and September 2, 2023.

Search Canada Summer Jobs-funded positions on the Job Bank and app, and check back often. These positions might also be posted on other sites like MyExperience and Indeed.

Eligibility

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • registered full-time in the previous academic year with a plan to return to school full-time in the next academic year
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • valid Social Insurance Number and must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Program that hires students into government positions across Canada each year. Includes students with physical or emotional disabilities with full-time status and students in their final year who can work part-time up until they graduate. French, English or both. 

Eligibility

  • full-time high school, CEGEP, college or university student
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic year
  • meet the minimum age requirement in the province/territory of work

VentureLabs helps companies who’ve found their product-market fit become a profitable and sustainable businesses through supporting programs, mentorships, and services companies.

Eligibility

  • Science and Technology-based new ventures

A national non-profit organization supporting graduate students and postdocs in their research and professional development in all academic disciplines.

Eligibility

  • must be in a in a Master’s or PhD program
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student
  • Postdocs are eligible under the Accelerate Program, funding starts at $15,000

A non-profit organization with 34 locations throughout rural BC supporting community economic development. Offers business support services, business planning advice, loans, financing and self employment assistance. See this map for all the locations. 

Eligibility

  • legally entitled to work in BC
  • have a minimum 51% controlling interest in the business
  • propose a business concept that is legal and suitable for public funding 
  • demonstrate a minimum personal investment in the business showing that you are investing in the start-up of your business.

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